Surrey Hills
Uniting Church

 
 

History


Pulpit
In January 1976 the Surrey Hills (Wyclif) Congregational Church and the Surrey Hills Methodist Church, together with a number of Presbyterian families, joined to form a congregation of the newly formed Uniting Church. The Presbyterian Church in Surrey Hills remained Presbyterian. In June 1977 The Uniting Church in Australia was inaugurated and our congregation formally became the Surrey Hills Uniting Church.


Pipe Organ
Both of the pre-Uniting congregations have had a long association with Surrey Hills. The Congregational Church commenced services in 1884 in Norfolk Road while the first Wesleyan Services were held in the Recreation Hall in Albert Crescent in August 1887. A small Wesleyan Church was erected in Alexandria Avenue in 1888 and was enlarged three years later. A new Congregational Church - "Wyclif" - was built in 1889 and continued to be used until the Uniting Church was formed in 1977.


Picture showing height of original
floor above current floor level
The Wesleyan Church became the Methodist Church in 1902 when Methodist Union took place in Australasia. By 1908 the Alexandra Avenue site was proving to be too small, so the building was moved, with the aid of a large team of horses, to the present site in Canterbury Road, the gift of the Honourable Robert Beckett M.L.C. - a foundation member of the church. A new church was erected on the site in 1915 and continues as the present Uniting Church although very considerable alterations were carried out in 1983 to meet the needs of the Uniting Church Congregation.

December/January at SHUC

Sunday December 3rd 10:00 am
Worship & Holy Communion
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Saturday December 9th 5:00 pm
Christmas Chaos - craft, carols & food

Sunday December 10th 10:00 am
Worship & Learning Group
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 17th 10:00 am
Worship at
The Avenue Church of Christ

Sunday December 24th 10:00 am
Service of lessons and hymns
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 24th 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve family service
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Monday December 25th 09:30 am
Christmas Day service
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday December 31st 10:00 am
Worship
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday January 7th 10:00 am
Worship at St James UC
Riversdale Rd, Box Hill Sth

Sunday January 14th 10:00 am
Service of Amalgamation
of St James with Surrey Hills
(Rev. Rob Gotch)

Sunday January 21st 10:00 am
Worship
(Rev. John Cranmer)

Sunday January 28th 10:00 am
Worship
(Rev. John Cranmer)

 

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